Ending the Silence

"Ending the Silence," or ETS, is a FREE presentation that NAMI offers to middle and high school students around erasing the stigma of mental illness, reaching out for help, advocating for their friends and for themselves and teaching them that they are not alone and that help is available to them.

We believe that by having conversations at the middle and high school level, we can work together on shattering the stigma around asking for help, and encourage students to pay more attention to their own hearts and minds, as well as the hearts and minds of their peers.

This presentation is done by a team of two people, one being a young person who shares their story of their own mental health journey. This is such a powerful and compelling experience for the students because they get to hear from people who they actually may be able to relate to!

Become a Presenter: Volunteer presenters are an invaluable asset to our team! As a presenter, you would be part of a 2 person team responsible for giving the Ending the Silence presentation to local middle and high schools. If you are a young adult age 18-35 living with mental illness in recovery and want to share your story to help others and break the stigma associated with mental illness, please contact Becca Lane at 267.687.4381 or by email at rlane@pmhcc.org.

Request an Ending The Silence presentation online

In the words of the students who have attended the presentation:

Download the Ending the Silence effectiveness determination flyer, which illustrates the results of the program, based on a series of student surveys.

Request an Ending The Silence presentation online

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